iMac Intel 27" EMC 2309 (Late 2009, Core 2 Duo 3.06 or 3.33 GHz) ID iMac10,1, EMC 2374 (Late 2009, Core i5 2.66 GHz or Core i7 2.8 GHz) ID iMac11,1

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Listed HD isn't compatable with 27" iMac

When I search for replacement of WDC WD1001FALS-40U9B0, your listing says the hard drive isn't compatable with 27" IMacs.

So I'm trying to find the HD to replace the WDC WD1001FALS-40U9B0 mounted in:

Model Name: iMac

Model Identifier: iMac11,1

Processor Name: Intel Core i5

Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz

Number Of Processors: 1

Total Number Of Cores: 4

L2 Cache (per core): 256 KB

L3 Cache: 8 MB

Memory: 8 GB

Processor Interconnect Speed: 4.8 GT/s

Boot ROM Version: IM111.0034.B02

SMC Version (system): 1.54f36

Serial Number (system): W8946M5W5PJ

Hardware UUID: C7CED61A-BF03-58D5-8CFC-1FB39084790E

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These machines have Apple priority temperature sensors on the hard drives. If you change the brand of the drive the temperature cable must be replace with the correct one. There are three different ones. Click on the hard drive tab of this link to find compatible drives:

Here are the Apple part numbers for the cables:

922-9223 Hitachi

922-9224 Seagate

922-9225 Western Digital

Of course you won't need to change the cable if you replace with the same brand of drive.

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